We all want to write faster, as long as we can still write well. This infographic lays out eight steps for quickly creating articles and blog posts, but the process also applies to many other types of writing.
I have a more detailed post on how to write faster, but I overall agree with the points made here. Keep in mind that everyone’s process is a bit different. For example, step 6 says “Write, don’t edit.” Well, I’m one of those people who frequently does stop to edit, although they are usually fairly minor edits. The process works well for me, but many others do prefer to plow straight through.
I also only rarely start at the end of an article or blog post. However, I often think of a good conclusion while I’m writing the main body of my text, and then I’ll jump down and do it right then.
And there’s one key step that’s missing: creating an outline. Unless a piece is short and simple, I always work from an outline, usually a written one, although sometimes it’s simple enough that I can easily memorize it.
(And thanks to Jenn Mattern of All Indie Writers for bringing this infographic to my attention.)
What’s your writing process? Is it similar to the process here, or do you do it differently? Tell us in the comments!